About Geelong Grammar School

Modified June 17, 2024
2.5 min
Modified June 17, 2024

Welcome to Geelong Grammar School, a vibrant and pioneering school that provides exceptional learning opportunities built on real-world experiences and genuine human connections. Established in 1855, we advance our heritage through innovation that champions a well-rounded, modern education for young people.

Corio Campus

The space to flourish

Corio Campus offers a unique ‘village’ setting located on a private 230-hectare estate on the outskirts of Geelong and an hour south of Melbourne, wholly removed from local traffic or the bustle and distractions of city living. Our students enjoy a busy, stimulating, and supportive learning environment with ample open space, playing fields and gardens with a magnificent blend of beautiful historic buildings and modern architecture. Our location and scale allow students a sense of freedom and independence within the safe parameters of our school grounds. Most of our academic staff live on campus; there are almost 100 family residences nestled in and amongst the boarding houses, creating a nurturing, interconnected community with a strong sense of family and belonging.

Middle School framework

Each year, our Middle School team is responsible for the care and education of around 300 students in Years 5 to 8. We welcome students from all areas of Australia and overseas and celebrate the tremendous diversity this brings. All students enjoy the opportunity to live, learn and develop with friends from different backgrounds, cultures and life experiences.

We understand that during primary and secondary education, the relationship between independence and interdependence is complex. There is the desire for space and exploration and yet the need for structure and support. Our Middle School programme focuses on providing a stimulating environment with diverse experiences that nurture confidence in learning, an enthusiasm for a broad range of activities, respect for others and a desire to contribute to the community.

The Houses

Our house system is intrinsic to the networks we create to enable our students to give and receive support, and to develop and sustain relationships within our community.

Middle School has two boarding houses, Kunuwarra for girls and Parrwang for boys, and two co-educational day houses, Otway and Highton. Each house is a vibrant community of young people where, over the time with us at Middle School, our staff get to know each child and family well.